Jonathan: If only! The past three days have been a return to the awful weather we had in May: a blustry wind driving in rain out of a grey sky – or rather out of the grey that consumes anything further than the distance you can shout. As the summer tires and slows, the nights draw in and already it is dark enough by 10:30 when I go out with the dog to have to take a torch – if only to make passing drivers aware of us. The bees are couped up in their hives, the Queens and the drones anxious for a warm sunny afternoon to … well, what queen bees and drones get together to do: the workers anxious too to get out – to gather the remaining wild flower pollen and set to work on the heather which purples the hills and even the roadside verges. And for that matter we too want to get out and harvest peas, broad beans, onions! But the forecast for the next five days is for continuing much as it is ….